Our lawyers are all listed with the Bar Association of Tyrol. As such they are subject to the following professional codes:
Austrian Lawyers’ Regulations (Rechtsanwaltsordnung, RAO)
European Economic Area (EEA) Lawyers’ Act (EWR-Rechtsanwaltsgesetz 1992, EWR-RAG 1992)
Lawyers’ Examination Code (Rechtsanwaltsprüfungsgesetz, RAPG)
Code of Professional Conduct (Standesrichtlinien für die Berufsausübung, RL-BA )
Directives on the Training of Associates (Richtlinien für die Ausbildung von Rechtsanwaltsanwärtern, RL-RAA)
Lawyers’ Tariff Act (Rechtsanwaltstarifgesetz, RATG)
Autonomous Fee Criteria for Lawyers’ Fees (Autonome Honorar-Kriterien für Rechtsanwälte, AHK)
Disciplinary Act for Lawyers and Associates (Disziplinarstatut für Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwaltsanwärter, DSt)
Detailed information can be found on the site of the Austrian Bar Association www.oerak.or.at
Liability for Links:
Any and all contents of these pages only serve the purpose of providing general information and do not contain any legal advice or assistance. Despite having carefully checked the contents, the publisher does not assume any responsibility for the correctness, completeness and faultlessness of the information provided or for any consequences which arise from using the contents provided. The publisher does not assume any liability for the contents of external links. Solely their operator is responsible for the contents of the linked pages.
Photos “Team” and “Header”: Blickfang Photographie (Julia Türtscher), Die Fotografen
Further photos: GPK Pegger Kofler & Partners or according to the picture credits in the respective article
Data Protection Declaration
1. General information
This data protection declaration informs the user of the website www.lawfirm.at (hereinafter the “website”) and other parties concerned within the meaning of the GDPR, particularly also clients, about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the law firm GPK Pegger Kofler & Partners, Maria-Theresien-Str. 24, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Personal data is all data that contains details of personal or factual circumstances, for example name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, or voice recordings of individuals, as well as biometric data such as fingerprints. It may also include sensitive data, such as health data or data relating to criminal proceedings.
2. Your Rights
Provided that the lawfulness for concrete data processing is based on the data subject’s consent, this consent may at any time be (also partially) revoked by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the contact address (point 13) indicated below.
Furthermore, each data subject has the right to obtain information on personal data concerning him, the right to data portability, the right to have personal data rectified or deleted as well as the right to have the processing of his personal data restricted or to object to such processing, to the extent that this is not in conflict with the lawyer’s professional secrecy obligation. The user may exercise these rights by emailing to email@example.com or by writing to the contact address (point 13) indicated below, to the extent that this is not in conflict with the lawyer’s professional secrecy obligation.
Finally, the user has the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian data protection authority (Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Wien, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.dsb.gv.at).
Notwithstanding the deletion details indicated below in the individual data processing, the deletion is omitted insofar as the personal data to be deleted are used for other lawful processing (e.g. self-promotion) pursuant to this data protection declaration.
3. Data Security
Your personal data is protected by respective organisational and technical measures. These measures concern in particular the protection against unauthorised, illegal or also random access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.
Notwithstanding efforts taken to comply with an at all times reasonably high level of due diligence, it cannot be ruled out that information made available by you to us via the Internet or electronically is seen and used by other persons.
Please note that we therefore do not assume liability in any way for the disclosure of information due to errors during data transfer and/or unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. a hacker attack on the e-mail account or, respectively, telephone) not caused by us.
4. Use of Data
Only personal data which is necessary for executing and processing our lawyers’ services or other business transactions or data which has been provided voluntarily by you to us will be collected.
Personal data will only be processed and transmitted by us in a lawful manner – in particular for the fulfilment of contractual obligations, on the basis of predominant legitimate interests, on the basis of a public interest or a legal obligation or on the basis of consent.
We will thus process the data provided to us for no other purposes than the purposes covered by the mandate contract, other contracts or by your consent or by any other provision in accordance with the GDPR (e.g. Self-promotion in the sense of point 6). The use for statistical purposes, provided that the data made available has been anonymized, shall be excluded therefrom.
5. Transfer of Data to Third Parties
In order to carry out your instructions, it may also be necessary to forward your data to third parties (e.g. opposing party, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers that we use and to whom we make data available, etc.), courts or authorities. Your data will be transmitted solely on the basis of the GDPR, in particular to fulfil your contract or based on your prior consent.
Furthermore, we would like to inform you that within the scope of our legal representation and support as lawyers, we regularly receive factual and case-related information concerning you from third parties.
Some of the recipients of your personal data mentioned above are located outside your country or process your data there. It may be the case that the data protection level in other countries does not correspond to the one practised in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal data to such countries if either the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or if we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC) or if another provision granting permission is given in the sense of Art 44 ff GDPR (e.g. your informed consent).
6. Reporting of Data Leaks
We take care to ensure that data leaks are detected at an early stage and, where applicable, reported immediately to you or, respectively, to the respective regulatory authority taking into account the respective data categories concerned.
7. Storage of Data
We will not retain data for longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to ward off any liability claims, unless the data is also processed for other legitimate purposes (e.g. self-promotion as defined in point 9) going beyond that. In the latter case, the data will be deleted once the purpose no longer applies.
8. Server Log Files
In order to optimise this website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and provision of useful information about our services, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes your Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your Internet service provider and date/time.
These data are not merged with other personal data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check these data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
By visiting this website, the user gives his conclusive consent for the short-term storage of the IP address of the end device pursuant to art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR. This is necessary for the provision of the contents of the website. After the termination of the use of the Website, the IP address of the user will be deleted.
We use the aforementioned data for statistical purposes only.
Pursuant to sec. 107 par. 3 of the Telecommunication Law (Telekommunikationsgesetz, TKG) and pursuant to art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR, we will permanently store the following data “title, first and last name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number” for our own advertising purposes, and use it for sending offers and information concerning our services and offers via post or e-mail. This also includes invitations to events organised by our law firm. You may object to your data being processed for this purpose upon its collection as well as at any time afterwards by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
10. User enquiries
When contacting us (for example via the contact form on this website or e-mail), the following information is stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise: Title, first and last name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number as well as data concerning the enquiry.
This website uses “cookies” to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer.
A “cookie” is a small text file that we send via our web server to the cookie file of the browser on the hard disk of your computer. This enables our website to recognize you as a user if a connection is established between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our websites. The contents of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number that no longer allows a personal reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognize the visitors of the website.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
- Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our website and are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
- Persistent cookies: For improved user-friendliness, cookies remain stored on your terminal device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us.
You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are stored and allow the storage of cookies only in the individual case, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general as well as activate that cookies are automatically deleted on closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
12. Google Analytics
The data on the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and is stored there. For the transfer personal data to the USA, an adequacy decision of the European Commission exists.
Google will use the data transferred on behalf of the Operator, to analyse the use of the website by the user in order to draw up reports on website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and of the internet.
Google will also transfer this data, if any, to third parties insofar as this is required by law and to the extent that third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
We use IP anonymization as standard on this website. Thereby, your IP address is shortened by Google within the European Union or the European Economic Area before being forwarded. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
You may prevent the storage of cookies in the context of Google Analytics by making a corresponding setting in its browser software. In this case, the user might not be able to use all functions of this website to their whole extent. Moreover, the user can prevent the collection of the data (including the IP address) created by the cookie and related to the use of the website by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at the following link:
13. Our contact data
The protection of your data is of particular importance to us. Should you have questions or objections, you can contact us at any time using the contact data provided below.
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